Female offender transport officers recognized

MANITOULIN—The Wikwemikong Tribal Police, UCCM Anishinaabe Police and OPP Police Services recognized two new female offender transport unit (OTU) officers at their Christmas dinner held at the new Manitoulin Hotel on December 11.

Wikwemikong Special Constable Jewel Peltier and UCCM Special Constable Catherine Peltier were recognized by their colleagues for their successful training to date.

These two new officers recently joined the Manitoulin Offender Transport Team when they both graduated on October 11, 2013 from the OPP Offender Transportation Program. They became the first female Offender Transport Officers to join the Manitoulin Offender Transport Unit since its inception.

Both First Nations Police Services are proud of their accomplishments and feel that they will serve as role models for other First Nation women interested in policing.